Pale golden straw. Intensely varietal from first opening. Lavender, rose petal and freshly squeezed lime juice notes all jump from glass. Palate is both deeply complex and immediately enjoyable. Classical floral and citrus notes steam through a remarkably
textural palate, whilst an arrow head of acidity drives through the centre but is perfectly balanced by deft residual sugar. An upright wine that will stand for the ages.
Closed top stainless steel tanks & large oak cuves
Pale straw with green hues. Beautifully expressive aromatics of mandarin, nectarine and jasmine. The palate has a softness to it with rich yellow fruits tempered by lime-like acidity and chalky phenolics towards the very long, dry finish.
Bright straw with green hues. Complex intense aromas of lemon, lime, rose and blossom. On the palate a rich core of sweet fruit is held together by lovely acidity creating a long finish showing minerality and some talcum powder notes.
Combination of French oak barriques and stainless steel tanks
Inoculated and indigenous
French oak barriques
Bright straw with vivid green hues. Aromas of lychee, lemon, rose and jasmine combine for a very attractive nose. On the palate a tango between sweet tangerine and lime infused acidity provides great balance. A talcum powder like texture moves to a flinty, mineral stone noted finish.
Very pale straw with green hints. A richly fragrant wine with stonefruit, floral, spice, sherbert, mandarin and lime notes amongst others. Flavours of citrus and stonefruit, spice and a hint of florals follow. The palate is classic in structure beginning rich and fruit sweet and finishing dry and moreish. A wave of limey acidity and a fine chalky grain draw out the finish.
Made as naturally as possible, the wine has a deep pale straw colour with a complex array of grilled peach, cream, melon and floral aromas, and just a hint of vanilla pod. The palate is rich and rounded, full of stonefruit, flowers, smoky earth and shortbread. Soft natural acidity foils the touch of residual sugar, a hint of chalk and flint lead into a deep and intriguing finish.
Very pale straw colour. Aromas of roses, talc, fresh nectarine and orange zest. The palate is filled with stone fruit, lime and honey characters. Subtle at first, the palate builds in body and intensity. The distinctly chalky texture, characteristic of the vineyard, leads to a refreshing dry finish.
Pale colour with lemon highlights. Vibrant stone fruit aromas with floral jasmine and rose notes and a powdery talcum impression. The palate is fresh with concentrated nectarine, grapefruit and floral characters combined with juicy acidity and a distinct chalky texture. The wine is bright and persistent with strong fruit flavours and a refreshing finish.
Pale straw with green flecks. Classic Te Muna Road aromatics; an array of citrus florals, mandarin and talc. These characters carry through to the palate with rich mandarin, citrus and stone fruit notes that dominate in a bright and softly chalky texture. The wine finishes crisply with a delicate powdery caress.
Green tinged pale straw colour. The aromatics display ripe stonefruit, floral notes of lime oil and a sherbet candy character. There is a sweet floral and tropical feel to the palate. Crisp, juicy acidity enlivens the apple and ripe lime flavours. Finishes vibrantly with a distinct chalky feel to the palate.
Soft straw in colour, with flashes of green. Delicate floral aroma, exhibiting granny smith apple and citrus blossom notes. The palate is clean and tight, exhibiting citrus and apple flavours, held together by taut fresh acidity. Clean and bright with notes of fine sweet lemon on the finish.
In its youth the wine is pale straw colour with bright lime green hints. The aromas are dominated by fragrant orange blossom, peach and slightly dried nectarine character, quite complex for such young vines. On the palate the wine is forward and rich initially with ripe gala apple, stonefruit and orange flavours predominant.
The Te Muna Road Vineyard is located some 7 kilometres outside of the Martinborough township. The vineyard consists of two distinct terraces, the higher comprising very old, stony clay infused soils perfect for Pinot Noir and the lower terrace of younger stony soils interleaved with limestone – providing an excellent environment for Sauvignon Blanc.